Letter to the Editor – transgender people


Dear Editor,

According to Mr. Gabell’s letter, transgender people face unique stressors and higher rates of discrimination. They are are at greater risk of suicide. Most of this is coming from peers at school and online. Don’t you think it would be better if the child’s parents are made aware of this situation? Yes, there will be parents who are unaccepting, but the majority are in favour of supporting their child. Withholding this information from parents will only make the situation worse. We look back at our history to see the mistakes made against Indigenous children. Let’s not make more mistakes that we will regret 50 years from now. Until a child is old enough to understand and make their own INFORMED decisions, they are the responsibility of the parents.

Bob Swaren



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